End of Season & Looking Ahead

All the last flowers – glamorous dahlias and chrysanthemums are being saved for a wedding this weekend and then the cut flower season is over until next year. Thank you to everyone who has ordered from me this year – I really appreciate it.

Just a short break though until lovely, dried, everlasting flower wreaths will be available to buy. All Summer, I have been collecting and drying flowers from the plot and all the wreaths will be made from these and locally foraged ingredients.

There will also be fresh, festive wreaths available from late November together with wreath kits and Spring bulbs in pots.

More detail to follow in early November. If you would like to be kept up to date with what will be on offer, please sign up below:

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Flowers & (a Few) Plants for Autumn Planting

Nights are drawing in followed by misty mornings, but there are still plenty of flowers. Now the temperature is perfect for dahlias and the last flush of roses. These and the soft tones of michaelmas daisies are giving the plot a lovely glow.

September and October are perfect months to plant hardy perennials to enable them to establish in the still warm soil and to grow strong roots before the Spring. Lots of planting in the plot and garden this week, but not enough room for everything I have grown on and so there are a small selection of plants available to buy. See below.

Cafe au Lait dahlia

Deliveries of flowers and plants are available this Friday, Saturday and early Sunday afternoon.

Please email me if you would like flowers or plants delivered or if you would like to pre-order and pick up from Sofacoma Market(Lake St, Oxford) this Sunday morning from 10.00am until midday. Delivery is free with a minimum order of £7.50 within 6 miles of Oxford.

Email: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

Hardy Perennial Plants

All these are in leaf now and will flower next year.

Geum Scarlet Tempest: a red/orange/apricot geum which is reliable, pretty and loved by pollinating insects. This variety likes to be planted in part shade, but can tolerate sun too. It grows to around 45 cms and will flower in Spring and also Autumn if cut back. Lovely for the front of a border or threaded through other plants. £3.50 a litre pot; £5.00 a 2 litre pot.

Eryngium Planum: a striking blue, bee friendly plant which is great for cutting as well as in the garden border. Can be planted in part sun, part shade and will reach 45cms – 60cms. £3.50 a litre pot.

Scabiosa columbaria ochroleuca: my favourite plant of this year, it adds a lovely gentle creamy yellow to the border. Small, delicate flowers wave on tall, wiry stems up 80cms . It attracts insects too and gently self seeds. A beautiful plant which is fully hardy. £3.00 a litre pot.

Flower Prices:

Small jam jar: £7.50

Pickle jar: £10.00

Bouquets: start at £15.00 (with at least 30 stems)

Buckets: start at £20.00 for lovely, garden-gathered flowers to arrange yourself. Makes a great present. Each bucket contains at least 40 stems of what’s growing best at the plot that week and will include show stoppers like roses and a variety of supporting act flowers such as cosmos and asters. A small number of grasses and seed heads are often included to provide movement and interest.

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Flowers from Thursday 16th September

After a short break, deliveries of jars, bouquets and buckets of lovely, local flowers are back from this Thursday. The stars of the show this week are dahlias in a range of colours from the subtle and fashionable Cafe au Lait to showstopping red globes. Supporting acts include asters, cosmos and rudbeckia while there is lots of texture available from grasses and seed heads. There are roses too carrying on their second flush.

Delivery is free within 6 miles of Oxford with a minimum order of £7.50

Please email orders to: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

A day’s notice is helpful, but not always needed.

Seasonal flowers

Flower prices

A small jam jar: £7.50

A pickle jar: £10.00

Bouquets: start at £15 (with a minimum of 30 stems)

Buckets: start at £20.00 for lovely, garden-gathered flowers to arrange yourself. Makes a great present. Each bucket contains at least 40 stems of what’s growing best at the plot that week and will include show stoppers like roses and a variety of supporting act flowers such as cosmos and asters. A small number of grasses and seed heads are often included to provide movement and interest.

This week, you might notice there is a price rise for a small jar and this is because the cost of seed and compost have almost doubled over the last year. With at least 15 stems of what’s doing best at the plot, I hope it is still very good value.

Upcoming Markets:

The next market will be SOFACOMA at the South Oxford Community Centre, Lake St, Oxford 26th September.

If you are a customer there and have jars or buckets to return, I would very gratefully reuse them!

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Homesown on Holiday

No deliveries until the week starting Monday, 13th September as we are taking a week’s break.

Next Market: Sofacoma Market on Sunday, September 19th. Hope to see you there.

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Deliveries start again from August 30th

A few days holiday before deliveries start again next week. Lots of flowers looking good including: a second flush of roses and delphiniums, the start of the dahlias and lots of the glamorous acidenthera. Everything comes from the garden or the plot and plants are grown in a chemical free way that is beneficial to insects and wildlife.

All deliveries are free within 6 miles of Oxford with a minimum order of £6.00.

Please send any orders to: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm.

Seasonal flowers from the plot

Prices

Small jam jar: £6.00

Pickle Jar: £10.00

Bouquets: £15.00 upwards

Buckets of flowers: £20 upwards. Each bucket contains a mixture of focal flowers, supporting flowers with foliage and grasses.

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Lovely, Local Sustainable Flowers Available for Delivery

Roses, scabious and achillea are just a few of the flowers still at their best while asters, cosmos and other new flowers are coming into bloom. A day’s notice for your order is helpful, but not always needed. Deliveries are free within 6 miles of Oxford with a minimum order of £6.00.

Email orders to: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

Jam Jar: £6.00

Pickle Jar: £10.00

Bouquets: £15.00, £20.00 & £30 (or bespoke size anywhere inbetween – just ask)

Buckets of flowers to arrange yourself: £20 – £40.00 (a £20 bucket will contain at least 45 stems and a £40 bucket 90 stems). Each bucket always contains a mix of beautiful focal flowers such as roses and a wide variety of ‘supporting act’ flowers’ such as cornflowers, astrantia, nigella and others. There will also be an interesting mix of foliage and seedheads.

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Homesown – on holiday!

Taking a week’s break from orders and deliveries from now until Monday, 9th August, but if you would like to pre-order flowers for any time after this date, just email me at the address below:

thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

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Bunches, Bouquets and Buckets of Flowers

Lovely, local sustainable flowers can be ordered for delivery for the rest of July and August. Roses, scabious and achillea are just a few of the flowers at their best in this week’s bunches and bouquets and new flowers are blooming every week. A day’s notice for your order is helpful, but not always needed. Deliveries are free within 6 miles of Oxford with a minimum order of £6.00.

Email orders to: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

Prices:

A jam jar: £6.00

A pickle jar: £10.00

Bouquets: £15.00-£30.00

Buckets of flowers to arrange yourself: £20 – £40.00 (a £20 bucket will contain at least 45 stems and a £40 bucket 90 stems. Each bucket always contains a mix of beautiful focal flowers such as roses and a wide variety of ‘supporting act’ flowers’ such as cornflowers, astrantia, nigella and others. There will also be an interesting mix of foliage and seedheads.

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Flower Deliveries

No markets this weekend or next, but flowers can be ordered for delivery from this Saturday (24th July). Roses, scabious and achillea are just a few of the flowers in their prime finding their way into this week’s bunches and bouquets. A day’s notice for your order is helpful, but not always necessary. Deliveries are free within 6 miles of Oxford.

Email orders to: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

Prices:

A jam jar: £6.00

A pickle jar: £10.00

Bouquets: £15.00-£30.00

Buckets of flowers to arrange yourself: £20 – £40.00 (a £20 bucket will contain at least 45 stems and a £40 bucket 90 stems. Each bucket always contains a mix of beautiful focal flowers such as roses and a wide variety of ‘supporting act’ flowers’ such as cornflowers, astrantia, nigella and others. There will also be an interesting mix of foliage and seedheads.

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Flowers (and a few plants) available this weekend (July 3rd &4th )

Despite the mixed weather, the plot is abundant again this week with roses, delphiniums and a wide range of other cottage garden lovelies looking their best. If you would like to place an order for delivery this Saturday or Sunday, please contact me via the email below. Deliveries are free within 6 miles of Oxford with a minimum order of £6. A day’s notice for flower orders is helpful, but not always needed.

Email: thedevelopingplot@gmail.com

The Homesown stall will be at the Wolvercote Community Market this Sunday (4th July) from 10.00am to midday and plants/flowers can be pre-ordered for pick up at the Market.

Flowers

Prices:

Jam jar: £6.00

Large/pickle jar: £10

Bouquets: £15.00 – £30

Buckets of flowers to arrange yourself: £20 – £40.00 (a £20 bucket will contain at least 45 stems and a £40 bucket 90 stems. Each bucket always contains a mix of beautiful focal flowers such as roses and a wide variety of ‘supporting act’ flowers’ such as cornflowers, astrantia, nigella and others. There will also be an interesting mix of foliage and seedheads.

Plants

There are some very pretty pelargoniums and salvias available if you have some gaps needing to be filled with colour. Some of the pelargoniums are in old terracotta pots and can be just popped on a step or a windowsill – they will flower until the frosts and can be protected over winter to start again next year. The salvias are ready to be planted and will also flower to first frosts.

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